nuncle

noun
nun·​cle | \ ˈnəŋ-kəl \

Definition of nuncle

chiefly dialectal
: uncle

First Known Use of nuncle

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for nuncle

by alteration (from misdivision of an uncle)

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